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Accused attacker of Milw. mayor returns to court

Associated Press - October 26, 2009 6:15 AM ET

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 20-year-old accused of attacking Milwaukee's mayor is back in court Monday.

Anthony Peters entered an insanity plea last month to four charges, including first-degree reckless injury. He has had a mental-health evaluation and Milwaukee County Judge David Hansher is holding a hearing Monday to hear whether Peters' attorney wants to set a trial date or challenge the evaluation.

The evaluation was not open to the public until after the hearing. A call to Peter's attorney, Anthony Cotton, was not returned.

The criminal complaint says Peters was arguing with the grandmother of his 1-year-old daughter when Mayor Tom Barrett intervened in August. Peters allegedly hit Barrett with a metal object, leaving him with head, mouth and hand injuries.

Cotton has said Peters has bipolar disorder and perhaps even schizophrenia.

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